20 Most Recent Olympus FE-270 Digital Camera Questions & Answers


Hi

It sounds like you have either intentionally or inadvertently set your camera to it's highest possible setting.
I believe this camera has a TIFF image capability, which takes beautiful shots , but each weigh in at a hefty 15mb or so, which takes the cameras processor a little more time (quite some time on my old Olympus Camedia 5000z) to process and ready itself for the next shot in memory, - whilst it will allow you to knock out a couple in a row, if you do so you are only compounding the issue by lengthening the queue in memory.

So, the easiest way to tell if you have set this is to just look how many shots you have available on the card, if this seems unusually low, then you have set the camera to TIFF mode or a very hi res JPEG. in which case you must press the settings button, the go left into the image size settings menu and change the image size back to the best setting for your cameras, which should be a mega pixel or so lower than it's maximum capability for the fastest and most capable daily use of the camera. between 2-4 mega pixels is usually fine for domestic and family snaps that are still very printable. save the hi settings for the broad landscapes and super close Macros, then you really see the cameras capabilities shine!:-)
Highest resolution is fantastic, but slow -as you have noticed - and best saved for the occasional macro on a tripod.

I hope this solves your problem. Otherwise you can try formatting the card, they do often gather batches of small undeleted 'thumbnails' on Olympus cameras.

Also if the card is over 2-3 years old, you could well be right in your assumption that it needs replacing, in which case you will be pleasantly surprised how cheap they have become for much larger capacity cards.

All the best and happy snapping!.


Olympus FE-270... | Answered on May 28, 2012


Having gone over a month without a reply to my query, I assume my suggestion to use a card reader solved the problem.

Olympus FE-270... | Answered on Nov 23, 2011


You need to use rechargeable batteries only with your camera. Alkaline batteries, as you've discovered, do not sufficient power to run your camera and may only last for a small number of pictures. If you still have the user manual for your camera, you may dicover that it's also recommended in your manual to use these batteries. Modern rechargeable batteries have over 5 times more power than alkaline batteries. Here's some examples from Amazon. For international readers, here's some examples from Dealextreme. If you do decide to purchase, remember that you'll also need to purchase a charger with the batteries.

Olympus FE-270... | Answered on Oct 02, 2011


You can download Olympus software from
http://www.olympusamerica.com/cpg_section/cpg_support_downloads.asp?id=1317

The best way to download pictures from your camera to your computer involves removing the memory card from the camera and plugging it into a card reader (either built-in to the computer or connected via USB or FireWire). This is likely to be faster than connecting the camera to the computer, and won't run down your camera's batteries.

Once the card is plugged in, it will appear to your computer as a removable drive. You can use the operating system's drag&drop facility to copy pictures from the card to the computer's hard drive, the same way you copy any other files. Or you can use any photo cataloging program, such as Picasa ( http://picasa.google.com ).

Olympus FE-270... | Answered on Jun 22, 2011


If your camera uses a memory card, just purchase an inexpensive card reader and download your pics to a folder you create on your desktop. Double-click that to open your pictures.

Olympus FE-270... | Answered on Jun 18, 2011


Can be cause from many things.. most common would be dirty and/or scratched lens. Another cause could be condensation inside the device itself. Look into the lens and see if it seems misty or coudy.. at an angle also to see if the should be smooth lens is matte (rough). If it looks like it's misty or steamy behind the lens then that means you need to let it 'dry out' in a warm dry place.. or.. take it to a photo shop to have it maintained.

Olympus FE-270... | Answered on Mar 25, 2011


The answer is on page 28 of the manual here:
www.olympusamerica.com/.../FE-270%20Instruction%20Manual.pdf

If you want to check the date on a monitor check the exif information.
www.irfanview.com has a function that lets you see the exif data for digital photos.

Olympus FE-270... | Answered on Dec 07, 2010


If your pictures are on a memory card, you should try using a memory card reader instead of the camera. typrice_33.jpg

Olympus FE-270... | Answered on Nov 18, 2010


try call/contacting the manufactuer

Olympus FE-270... | Answered on Aug 10, 2010


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Hello,

Your camera might need a battery replacement. Make sure that the battery your going to buy is compatible to your unit. Kindly refer to above link for accessories, compatible to your camera.

God Bless.

Olympus FE-270... | Answered on Aug 03, 2010


u might lack the driver

Olympus FE-270... | Answered on Jul 30, 2010


From either the Shooting or Playback mode, select the Setup menu (the wrench and hammer icon). Select the talking head (should be the fourth item). From there you can select the language for on-screen display. Be aware that available languages depend on where you purchased the camera, so English may not be available.

Olympus FE-270... | Answered on Jul 12, 2010


The serial number should be on the bottom of the camera.

Olympus FE-270... | Answered on May 11, 2010


Fixing a Lens Error on a Digital Camera

This has to be THE most common failure mode for a digital camera. Some common error messages that might show up on the LCD's of cameras with this problem include “E18 lens error”, or “lens error, restart camera”. Some cameras might show nothing at all, but merely make a beeping noise as the lens goes out, then in, then the camera shuts off. Sometimes the lens won't even move.
The problem is actually quite common throughout all camera brands. Usually it's sand or grit interfering with the lens extension mechanism. Or the camera's been dropped with the lens extended. Or the camera has been powered on, but the lens had been blocked preventing its extension. Or the battery ran down with the lens extended. Believe it or not, one BIG contributor to lens errors is using a camera case. Sand, gunk, case fibers, etc... accumulate at the bottom of the case. These materials love to cling to the camera by electrostatic build-up from the camera rubbing against the side of the case (especially those cases with soft fibrous intreriors). Once these materials work their way into the lens mechanism, that's all she wrote. I have many Canon's, and NEVER use a case for this very reason.
A camera owner that suffers this problem may have no recourse for having the camera repaired. Many camera makers will not honor repairing this problem under warranty as they claim it is due to impact damage to the camera, or sand or debris getting into the lens gearing mechanism (neither of which is covered under warranty). The quoted repair cost is usually close to or more than what the camera is actually worth.
Fortunately, about half the cameras that suffer this failure can easily be fixed by one of the following methods. None of these methods involve opening the camera, although some have potential to cause other damage to the camera if excessively done. If the camera is still under warranty, before trying any of these, please please first contact your camera's maker to see if they'll cover the repair, or to determine how much they'll charge for the repair. Who knows, you might get lucky. But if they quote you a number that's higher than the value of your camera, you may want to consider the following methods.
The methods are listed in the order of risk of damaging your camera. Thus make sure you try them in the listed order. And remember, these fixes (especially #6 and 7) should only be considered for a camera that's out of warranty, who's cost of repair would be excessive, and would otherwise be considered for disposal if unrepaired:
Fix #1: Remove the batteries from the camera, wait a few minutes. Put a fresh set of batteries back in (preferably rechargeable NiMH 2500mah or better) and turn the camera on. If that didn't work, try pressing and holding the Function or OK button while turning the camera on.
Fix #2: Remove the batteries, then remove the memory card. Then install new batteries, and turn on the camera. If you get an Error E30, it means you don't have a memory card installed, so turn it off, slip in the memory card and turn it on one last time.
Fix #3: Insert the cameras Audio/Video (AV) cable, and turn the camera on. Inserting this cable ensures that the camera's LCD screen remains off during the start process. Thus extra battery power is available to the camera's lens motor during startup. This extra power can be useful in overcoming grit or sand particals that may be jamming the lens. If the AV cable doesn't fix the lens error by itself, consider keeping this cable installed while trying fixes 4, 5, and 7 as a means to provide extra help to these fixes. But note that I DON'T recommend keeping the cable installed during Fix 6 as you may damage the AV port while tapping the camera. Reinsert the cable only AFTER tapping the camera.
Fix #4: Place the camera flat on its back on a table, pointed at the ceiling. Press and hold the shutter button down, and at the same time press the power-on button. The idea is that the camera will try to autofocus while the lens is extending, hopefully seating the lens barrel guide pins in their slots.
Fix #5: Blow compressed air in the gaps around the lens barrels with the idea of blowing out any sand or grit that may be in there jamming the lens. Other variations include blowing with a hair dryer in “no heat” setting, or sucking the gaps with a vacuum (careful with this one).
Now we're entering into the realm of potentially damaging your camera in conducting the fix. There is definitely some risk here, so take care when conducting the following two fixes.
Fix #6: Repeatedly tap the padded/rubber usb cover on a hard surface with the intent of dislodging any particles that may be jamming the lens. Other variations include hitting a side of the camera against the palm of your hand. A lot of people have reported success with this method. HOWEVER, there is also some potential for damaging or dislodging internal components with this method, such as unseating ribbon cables, or cracking LCD screens.
Fix #7: Try forcing the lens. More people have reported success with this method than with any of the other methods. HOWEVER, there's obviously some potential for damaging your camera by using this method. Variations include gently pulling, rotating, and/or twisting the lens barrel while hitting the power button. Attempt to gently straighten or align the barrel if it's crooked or twisted. Another variation includes looking for uneven gaps around the lens barrel, and then pushing on the side of the lens barrel that has the largest gap (note pushing the lens barrel all the way in is NOT recommended as it may become stuck there). While doing any of the above, listen for a click that indicates that the lens barrel guide pins may have reseated in their guide slots. If you hear this click, immediately stop and try the camera.

Olympus FE-270... | Answered on Apr 28, 2010


Not familiar with this Camera, but does it have an Auto Flash setting which you can set so the camera will decide if flash is needed or not try this if it is available and see if that helps.

Olympus FE-270... | Answered on Apr 04, 2010


HI there your screen is ok but sorry to say that the lens does not focus because the lens guide pin is damaged or dislocated. So replaced the guide pin or repaired it. After that your camera will work properly. Thanks & waiting for your feedback.

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Olympus FE-270... | Answered on Apr 02, 2010

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